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Photo Coverage: Inside King Ave Players' Miscast Cabaret Photo Coverage: Inside King Ave Players' Miscast Cabaret
by Jerri Shafer on May 20, 2018 in Columbus

Actors singing actresses' showstoppers, young women filling old men's roles and seniors playing ingenues. This was an evening of madcap musical magic and a hilarious mix-up of some of Columbus' best performers singing songs from roles in which they would NEVER be cast. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Inside Grandview Carriage Place Players' Cabaret GCP…IT'S SHOWTIME! 10 YEARS OF DREAMS Photo Coverage: Inside Grandview Carriage Place Players' Cabaret GCP…IT'S SHOWTIME! 10 YEARS OF DREAMS
by Jerri Shafer on May 20, 2018 in Columbus

Grandview Carriage Place Players held a cabaret to celebrate 10 years of theatre and to raise funds for their upcoming season on Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th at 7:00pm in the Shedd Theatre at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20
by Audition Roundup on May 20, 2018 in Columbus

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 20, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 5/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW on May 20, 2018 in Columbus

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Columbus (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 in Columbus

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
CSO's 2018 Picnic With The Pops Begins June 16 With Little River Band And Debut Of New Pops Conductor CSO's 2018 Picnic With The Pops Begins June 16 With Little River Band And Debut Of New Pops Conductor
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Columbus

The Columbus Symphony kicks off the 2018 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops on Saturday, June 16, with multi-platinum rock group, Little River Band. The concert will also be the Columbus debut of new CSO Principal Pops Conductor Stuart Chafetz, one of the leading pops conductors in America today, who will helm most of the Picnic with the Pops concerts this season. (more...)
2018 CAPA Summer Movie Series Kicks Off June 15 2018 CAPA Summer Movie Series Kicks Off June 15
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2018 in Columbus

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, begins its 49th season at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Friday, June 15, with the Oscar-winning comedy Some Like It Hot. (more...)
Palace Theatre Begins Complete Auditorium Renovation Today Palace Theatre Begins Complete Auditorium Renovation Today
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in Columbus

Proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 92-year-old Palace Theatre today begins a full facelift of its 2,837-seat auditorium as part of an ongoing $6.5 million renovation. Adjacent to downtown Columbus' LeVeque Tower, the six-month, main-hall makeover will include the repair of damaged plaster, new paint in a new color scheme, all-new seats on the first floor, and fully refurbished seats in the balcony. As such, the Palace is now closed to the public, and will reopen in November 2018. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Imagine steers recent graduates down Avenue Q BWW Reviews: Imagine steers recent graduates down Avenue Q
by Paul Batterson on May 14, 2018 in Columbus

Each year colleges across the country come up with an odd list of commencement speakers, from Kermit the Frog (Southampton University) to Mike Tyson (Central State University), to offer pearls of wit and advice to their college graduates. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Inside Evolution Theatre Company's Staged Reading THE LADY IN QUESTION Photo Coverage: Inside Evolution Theatre Company's Staged Reading THE LADY IN QUESTION
by Jerri Shafer on May 11, 2018 in Columbus

On Wednesday May 11th, 2018 Evolution Theatre Company hosted a staged reading of Charles Busch's The Lady In Question to benefit their 2018 Season. A freewheeling satire of patriotic 1940s thrillers. A glamorous concert pianist is challenged when a handsome American professor engages her aid in rescuing his mother from a Nazi prison. The reading was be held in the Schottenstein Property Group Pavilion of the Columbus Museum of Art. (more...)
THE BEACH BOYS And The CSO Bring A Taste Of Summer To Columbus THE BEACH BOYS And The CSO Bring A Taste Of Summer To Columbus
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2018 in Columbus

The Beach Boys-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and America's first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone-have become the world's favorite soundtrack to summer with their classic hits including 'Fun, Fun, Fun,' 'I Get Around,' 'Help Me Rhonda,' 'California Girls,' the Grammy-nominated 'Good Vibrations,' and the chart-topping 'Kokomo.' (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 2018 in Columbus

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
CSO Announces 2018 Lineup For PICNIC WITH THE POPS CSO Announces 2018 Lineup For PICNIC WITH THE POPS
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Columbus

The Columbus Symphony today announced the 2018 season lineup for its two annual summer outdoor concert series-Nationwide Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops. (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' AVENUE Q Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' AVENUE Q
by Jerri Shafer on May 10, 2018 in Columbus

A puppet-filled comedy follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life.  Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Performances are May 10th - 13th.  Doors open 30 minutes prior.  Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio  43229.  Visit https://www.imaginecolumbus.org/avenue-q.html for information on purchasing tickets. (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Ticket Policy THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Ticket Policy
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2018 in Columbus

The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the national tour, which begins Tuesday, May 22, at the Ohio Theatre, and plays a limited one-week engagement through Sunday, May 27. In Columbus, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 each (cash only). (more...)
Photo Coverage: First Look at Curtain Players' EXIT THE KING Photo Coverage: First Look at Curtain Players' EXIT THE KING
by Jerri Shafer on May 04, 2018 in Columbus

In Ionesco's most accessible Absurdist drama, it's King Berenger's dying day and also the last day of the universe. Everything is falling apart - from his own palace to the very physics of the solar system. Will his commands to restore order be enough? Or will we fade into the mist? Written by Eugene Ionesco, Directed by Danielle Mari, Produced by Booth Muller, Stage Manager Jennifer Shively.  Cast includes:  Brian Henry, Tony Ludovico, Laura Tirronen, Aaron Turnbull, Elise Vargo, & E. Molly Watson. Performances run May 4th thru May 20th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio  43021.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:  http://curtainplayers.org (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Jerri Shafer on May 04, 2018 in Columbus

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Performances run May 4th thru May 20th, 2018 at Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio.  For reservations/more info visit:  http://www.ltob.org or call 614-875-3919 (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More!
by BWW Special on May 04, 2018 in Columbus

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' INCIDENT AT VICHY Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' INCIDENT AT VICHY
by Jerri Shafer on May 02, 2018 in Columbus

A play by Arthur Miller, Incident at Vichy centers on a detention room of a Vichy police station in 1942, at the height of World War II. Eight men have been picked up for questioning on their religious status. While the men intellectually understand their situation, they remain in denial of what is seen as an inevitable outcome. Performances run May 5th thru May 13th, 2018. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit http://columbusjcc.org/cultural-arts/gallery-players/ to get specific showtimes and purchase tickets. (more...)
Announcing The 5th Annual F#CK CANCER Cabaret Announcing The 5th Annual F#CK CANCER Cabaret
by BWW News Desk on April 30, 2018 in Columbus

Join us for two nights of entertainment and debauchery including singing, dancing, improv and much more. Proceeds from the night go towards Pelotonia, (http://pelotonia.org/) where every single penny donated goes directly to the James Cancer Center. Doors and bar open at 7, show starts at 8. Showtime: 8 p.m. Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd. Tickets: $10,  suggested additional donations of $5-10  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special on April 27, 2018 in Columbus

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
BWW Reviews: Don't miss the boat on THE KING AND I BWW Reviews: Don't miss the boat on THE KING AND I
by Paul Batterson on April 26, 2018 in Columbus

Like the steamboat that chugs into the harbor in its opening scene, THE KING AND I keeps arriving right on time, taking a whole new passenger's list of people to an exotic land. Some of the passengers arrive at the boat's port of call, the Ohio Theatre (located on 39 East State Street in downtown Columbus) for the first time; others have made the journey time and time again. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Columbus

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Columbus (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by Jerri Shafer on April 20, 2018 in Columbus

This adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland begins with the Cheshire Cat standing in front of the rabbit hole entrance into Wonderland. The Cat will soon be joined by the White Rabbit sliding down his hole into Wonderland, and Alice whose overwhelming curiosity entices her to follow the White Rabbit into this wonderfully upside down world of strange creatures, playing cards that speak, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatters, Tweedletwins, cracked Eggs, tea parties, games of croquet, and riddles galore. Performances run April 20th thru April 28th at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, 43026. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/4313. For performance times and more information visit: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/alice-2018/. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in Columbus

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)